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Autos> Car News and Auto Reviews> Car Insurance News> NRMA Insurance on Reversing Camera Technology - January 2008

The Australian car insurance company NRMA has reported that car manufacturers are improving their cars and potentially saving lives by introducing reversing camera technology to their vehicles.

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The "Reversing Visibility Index" released by NRMA Insurance measures how clearly a car driver can see out the back of their reversing vehicle. The Reversing Index showed that the number of Australian cars tested with a reversing camera as a standard or optional feature has increased from five in 2006 to 15 in 2007.
See the full Car Reversing Camera Visibility Index.

Car manufacturers in Australia that offer car reversing cameras as standard or a factory option on some vehicles include Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Lexus, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo cars.

NRMA Insurance Road Safety Manager Pam Leicester said reversing cameras can greatly improve what drivers can see behind their vehicle while reversing so it was pleasing to see so many car manufacturers starting to adopt the reverse car technology, especially on 4WD and luxury vehicles.

"We especially welcome the recent move by Toyota in making a reversing camera standard on all grades of the new model Kluger.

"However the news isn't as good for family sedans and smaller vehicles. Very few of these vehicles feature the technology and as a result have performed poorly in our Index," Pam Leicester said.

Three out of the 4 most popular family sedans in Australia have received a 0 star rating, and of the 12 cars who failed to achieve any stars five are small-medium vehicles.

"This is a real concern because many of these vehicles have hazardous reversing blind areas, usually caused by high rear window lines and boots.

"Manufacturers installing display screens for audio, GPS and air-conditioning systems can add a reversing camera for a minimal cost. That's why we urge manufacturers to offer reversing cameras as standard equipment to help keep small children safe," Pam Leicester said.

Vehicle drivers don't need to buy a brand new car to get access to reversing camera technology. Retail products are available and can be easily retro-fitted to older Australian cars that don't feature a display screen

"Retro-fitting reversing cameras can result in improved rear visibility for drivers of many cars on our road today. A properly-installed camera could, in fact, give the driver the same visibility as a five-star car," Ms Leicester of the Australian car insurance company NRMA added.

Ms Leicester reminded all parents that even the best reversing camera was no substitute for adult supervision of children around cars.

"Tragically, every week a child is run over in their driveway in Australia and these incidents account for about 10per cent of all child pedestrian deaths and injuries.*

"Small children are naturally inquisitive, can move surprisingly quickly and can be in unexpected places so motorists should never drive a vehicle where a small child could be unattended. Make sure an adult is holding the child or put the child securely in the vehicle with you when you are maneuvering in a driveway," she said.

See how cars ranked for their child safety car reversing camera technology.

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